Karen Thorpe

Karen is an aquatic biologist based in the Ecotoxicology group at Fera.

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  • Area of expertise
    EcoChemistry
  • Years of experience
    20
  • Highest qualification
    PhD

Karen is an aquatic biologist based in the Ecotoxicology group at Fera. Her role is to deliver high-quality aquatic ecotoxicology studies and she has over 20 years practical experience of working with aquatic organisms in an ecotoxicological setting. Karen has been involved in the development of methodologies for assessing the effects of chemicals on reproductive physiology and will be responsible for expansion of the science capabilities within the group to evaluate chemicals for endocrine disruption.

Karen has authored, or co-authored, over 30 peer-reviewed papers, Environment Agency Technical Reports and book chapters.

More about chemical regulation

Regulations and restrictions on the use of chemicals to tackle plant and animal pests and diseases are becoming increasingly stringent, which means the range of chemical options available for tackling these threats is constantly being eroded. It’s essential to ensure that any chemicals used in the environment do not pose a threat to plants, wildlife and ecosystems, while ensuring they are effective against target pests and diseases.


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Services

Karen and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Ecotoxicology

Helping commercial companies to accurately assess the toxic impacts of plant-protection products and veterinary medicines on a range of ecosystems and species.

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Analytical Chemistry

Fera offers a wide range of analytical services using sophisticated analytical instrumentation and can provide assistance in analytical method development in support of environmental toxicology studies, biotechnology, formulated product analysis, analytical method validation to GLP requirements and much more.

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EFate & Metabolism

Environmental fate studies are key to providing the data required by chemical companies to complete thorough environmental risk assessments (ERA).  Metabolism studies are conducted to determine the nature of residues and the test substance’s metabolic pathways in animals.

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Services

Karen and their team work with customers to deliver the following services within Fera...


Ecotoxicology

Helping commercial companies to accurately assess the toxic impacts of plant-protection products and veterinary medicines on a range of ecosystems and species.

Learn more

Analytical Chemistry

Fera offers a wide range of analytical services using sophisticated analytical instrumentation and can provide assistance in analytical method development in support of environmental toxicology studies, biotechnology, formulated product analysis, analytical method validation to GLP requirements and much more.

Learn more

EFate & Metabolism

Environmental fate studies are key to providing the data required by chemical companies to complete thorough environmental risk assessments (ERA).  Metabolism studies are conducted to determine the nature of residues and the test substance’s metabolic pathways in animals.

Learn more

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